Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the distinct pleasure Monday night of attending the sexy and sultry red carpet premiere of OWN’s new dramatic series AMBITIONS. The highly anticipated Will Packer Production debuts TONIGHT at 10 p.m. following the 2-hour season finale of The Haves and the Have Nots beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

Created by executive producer/writer Jamey GiddensAmbitions explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The series centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. The show also stars Brian J. White (Scandal), Kendrick Cross (Acrimony), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Erica Page (Ozark) and Donna Biscoe (Saints & Sinners).

Last night’s advanced screening was held at the swanky Gathering Spot and was attended by all of the cast, crew and producers. A good number OWN stars were also present including Joel Rush (If Loving You Is Wrong), Merle Dandridge (Greenleaf) and DJ Stormy (Ready to Love). Other notables included actor Morocco Omari (P-Valley), former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, actress Terri J. Vaughn, gospel singer Micah Stampley and RHOA starlet Marlo Hampton.

Watch the first half of my “RayCorneliusTV Red Carpet Show” below and stay tuned for my exclusive with Essence Atkins and Kendrick Cross:

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